Members

SINAPSE comprises a growing group of scientists, clinicians, engineers, and students who study topics at the frontiers of neuroscience, technology development, and clinical and commercial translation at the National University of Singapore.

Director
Deputy Director

THAKOR Nitish V, PhD

Position

Director, SINAPSE
Provost Chair Professor
Elec & Comp Engineering, Bioengineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1981)
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1978)
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1974)
YEN Shih-Cheng, PhD

Position

Deputy Director, SINAPSE
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania (1998)
M.S.E. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania (1993)
B.S.E. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania (1993)

Head of Research Translation

LUU Percy, PhD

Position

Head of Research Translation, SINAPSE

Education

Ph.D. Molecular Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley (2002)
B.A. Biology, Chemistry, Pitzer College (1990)

Principal Investigators

ALL Angelo H, MD, MBA

Position

Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery, Bioengineering
M.S. Biotechnology and Biodefense, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
M.B.A. Medical Services Management, Johns Hopkins University (2008)
M.D. University of Verona, Italy (1995)
Pharmacy School, University of Bologna, Italy (1988)
BETTIOL Andrew A, PhD

Position

Assistant Professor
Physics

Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of Melbourne, Australia (2000)
B.S. University of Melbourne, Australia (1993)
BEZERIANOS Anastasios, PhD

Position

Head, Cognitive Engineering Lab
Sr Principal Research Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. School of Medicine, University of Patras (1987)
M.S. School of Natural Sciences, University of Athens (1981)
B.S. School of Natural Sciences, University of Patras (1975)
CHEN Chia-Hung, PhD

Position

Integrated Microfluidic Biotechnology
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. University of Cambridge
M.S. Harvard University
B.S. National Taiwan University
Christopher L. Asplund

Position

Assistant Professor Social Sciences (Psychology), Yale-NUS College

Education

Ph.D. Integrative & Cognitive Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University (Vanderbilt Brain Institute), USA (2010)
KUKREJA Sunil, PhD

Position

Head, Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics Lab
Principal Research Scientist
Post Doc. Division of Automatic Control, Department of Electrical Engineering, Linkopings university, Sweden
M.Eng & Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University
CAMILO LibeDinsky, PhD

Position

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, NUS

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Neurosciences, Harvard University
B.Sc. Biology, Universidad de Chile
HO, John, PhD

Position

Assistant Professor,
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Stanford University (2015)
DAWE Gavin, PhD

Position

Associate Professor
Pharmacology

Education

Ph.D. King's College London, UK (1995)
B.Sc. Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK (1990)
KWOK Kenneth, PhD

Position

Principle Research Scientist
Temasek Laboratories

CV

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Education

Ph.D. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University (2003)
M.S. Imperial College, University of London (1997)
B.S. King's College, University of London (1987)
LEE Vincent Chengkuo, PhD

Position

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. Precision Engineering, University of Tokyo, (1996)
M.Sc. Industrial & System Engineering, State University of New Jersey, USA (1993)
B.Sc. Materials Science & Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (1991)
MULLETTE-GILLMAN O'Dhaniel, PhD

Position

Assistant Professor
Psychology

Education

Ph.D. Dartmouth College
B.A. Oberlin College
WILDER-SMITH Einar, MBBS, MD

Position

Professor & Senior Consultant Neurologist
Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

MBBS Heidelberg, Germany
MD Heidelberg, Germany
DTM&H Lon
FAMS Neurology
YANG In Hong, PhD

Position

Head, Neuro-Chip Program, SINAPSE
Faculty, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University (2003)
M.S. Molecular Biology, Kyounghee University, Seoul, Korea (1996)
B.S. Genetics and Engineering, PKyounghee University, Seoul, Korea (1994)
YEO Thomas, PhD

Position

Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. Stanford University
B.S. Stanford University
YU Haoyong, PhD

Position

Robotics & Rehabilitation Engineering
Assistant Professor
Bioengineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002)
M. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1991)
B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1988)
REN Hongliang, PhD

Position

Assistant Professor
Bioengineering

Curriculum Vitea

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Education

Ph.D. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008)
LIU Bin, Ph.D.

Position

Dean's Chair Professor
Associate Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Chemistry, National University of Singapore (2001)
M.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China (1998)
B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China (1995)
LIAO Lun-De (Charles), PhD

Position

Senior Research Scientist

Education

Ph.D. National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (Feb 2012)

Research Fellows & Scientists

GUO Zhao, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2012)
M.S. Jiangsu University, China (2007)
B.S. Jiangsu University, China (2004)
HERIKSTAD Roger, PhD

Position

Research Fellow
Ph.D.National University of Singapore
M.S.Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2005)
HO Seng Beng, PhD

Position

Senior Research Scientist Temasek Laboratories

Education

Ph.D. Cognitive Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987)
M.Sc. Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1982)
B.E. Electronic Engineering, University of Western Australia (1979)
HON Bong Jit, PhD

Position

Research Fellow
B.S. Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (2007)
Ph.D. Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (2012)
JEGADEESAN Rangarajan, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore (2014)
B.S. Electronics & Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna Varsity (2007)
LUO Rongcong, MS

Position

Research Fellow Bioengineering
MANIVANNAN Janani, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Department of Anatomy, National University of Singapore (2013)
M.S. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, SRM University, India
NAG Sudip, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2012)
B.E. Industrial Electronic, Nagpur University (2004)
NG Kian Ann, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

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Garrick Orchard, Ph.D.

Position

Senior Research Scientist Temasek Laboratories and SINAPSE

Education

Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
M.S.E. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2009)
PAN Yongping, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China (2011)
SONG Shuang, PhD

Position

Research Fellow
SUN Yu, PhD

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (2012)
Ph.D. Electronic, Electrical & System Engineering, Loughborough University (LU), UK (2011)
B.E. Biomedical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China (2005)
TAYA Fumihiko, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Biosignaling, Medical School of Osaka University
M.S.E. Computer Science, Department of Science and Engineering, Keio University
TSE Chun Yu, PhD

Position

Research Scientist Temasek Laboratories

Education

Ph.D. Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2010)
M.Phil. Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005)
B.S.Sc. Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003)
WU Liao, PhD

Position

Research Fellow
YAN Yuanjun (John), PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Research Staff

CHEW Shi Min Angela

Position

Laboratory Executive
HO Woon Fei

Position

Laboratory Technologist
LIM Clement

Position

Research Technologist
MARWARI Subhi

Position

Research Assistant
MYOE NAING Lynn

Position

Research Technologist
TAN Freddy, BE

Position

Laboratory Technologist

Education

B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering, University of Glasgow
SUN Yi, MS

Position

Research Engineer
YAN Jin, MS

Position

Research Assistant

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

M.Sc. Chemistry and Nano Science College, Ewha Womans University, South Korea (2012)
B.Sc. Biology Engineering, YanBian University of Science and Technology, China (2009)
YANG Zhaolin, BS

Position

Research Assistant
Thow Xin Yuan (Tony)

Position

Research Assistant

Education

B.Eng. Bioengineering, National University of Singapore

Graduate Students

BANDLA Aishwarya, BS

Position

Ph.D. Student
B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Anna University (2009)
CHEN Gong, BE

Position

PhD Candidate Bioengineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

B.E. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2011)
FANG Fan, BS

Position

PhD Student
B.S. Automation, Tsinghua University (2012)
HONG Jia Mei

Position

Graduate Student
JAYAKODY Tharindunee

Position

Graduate Student
JASMEN Joanita Binte

Position

Graduate Student
LEE Sanghoon, ME

Position

PhD Student NUS Research Scholar, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Education

M.Eng. Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (2013)
B.S. Electronic Material Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, Korea (2009)
LEE Wang Wei, BE

Position

PhD Student
B.E. Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (2012)
LIU Yu-Hang

Position

PhD Student Electrical & Computer Engineering, NUS
B.S. Department of Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan. (June 2008)
M.S. Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. (August 2010)
KYUNG-RYOUL Mun, ME

Position

PhD Candidate Bioengineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

M.E. Biomedical Engineering, Kunkuk University, Korea (2010)
B.E. Biomedical Engineering, Kunkuk University, Korea (2008)
GHOSH Rohan, MS, BS

Position

Ph.D. Student

Education

B.S. & M.S. Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2014)
MISHRA Abhishek, BS

Position

Ph.D. Student

Education

B.S. Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2013)
PATIL Anoop, M. Tech.

Position

PhD Student
M.Tech. VLSI Design, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal (2011)
B.E. Electronics and Communications Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University (2009)
PRASAD B Indu, B.Tech

Position

PhD Student
RAJESH KUMAR Jigna

Position

Graduate Student
SHEILA Marianne

Position

Graduate Student
SHESHADRI Swathi, BE

Position

Research Assistant Electrical & Computer Engineering

Education

B.E. Visvesvaraya Technological University, India (2011)
AGARWAL Kush, M.Sc.

Position

PhD Student NUS Research Scholar
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS

Education

M.Sc. Communications Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2013)
B.Tech. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, College of Engineering Roorkee, India (2010)


Alumni

DENG Hong Min, PhD

Position

Research Associate
NG Gim Geok, BVSc

Position

Veterinarian

Education

Postgrad Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Science, Massey University, New Zealand (2013-present)
BVSc (Bachelor in Veterinary Science), Massey University, New Zealand (2011)
LI Zheng, PhD

Position

Research Fellow
FAROOQ Usman, B.S.

Position

Research Assistant

Education

B.S. Pre-clinical Medicine and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK (2011)
BAZLEY Faith A, MS

Position

Neuroprosthesis Program

Education

M.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (2010)
CHAUHAN Sushil, MS

Position

Research Assistant

Education

M.S. Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore (2013)
B.T. Electronics and Instrumentation, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India (2011)
DELGADO Ignacio, MD, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Education

MD/PhD Max-Plank-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
MD University of Cantabria, Spain
GRUBER Jan, PhD

Position

Sr Research Fellow
Biochemistry

Education

Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University, UK
M.Sc. in Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University, UK
MASt. in Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
Vordiplom RWTH-Aachen University, Germany
H.R. Venkatesh, MS

Position

Project Manager

Education

M.S. Mechatronics, National University of Singapore (2012)
B.E. Electronics & Communications Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University (2011)
HUANG Sunan, PhD
Member from 2012-2013

Position

Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
IYER Laxmi R, PhD

Position

Research Scientist Temasek Laboratories

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, US (2011)
JANARTHANAN Siddharth, BS

Position

Research Assistant

Education

B.S. Nanyang Technological University (2013)
MURUGAPPAN Suresh Kanna, MS

Position

Research Assistant

Education

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2010)
B.T. Industrial Biotechnology, Anna University, India (2006)
KORTELAINEN Jukka Johannes, PhD

Position

Research Fellow
M.Sc. Information Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland (2006)
Ph.D. Intelligent Systems, University of Oulu, Finland (2011)
LEE Hae Ung (Leon), PhD

Position

Research Fellow
Photo MENG Xiaoli, PhD
Member from 2012-2013

Position

Research Fellow
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Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012)
B.Mgmt. Project Management, Tianjin University, China (2007)
B.Eng. Communication Engineering, Tianjin University, China (2007)
ORELLANA Josue, BS
Member from 2012-2013

Position

Research Assistant

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Washington State University (2012)
RAMAMOORTHY Rajkumar, PhD

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Neuropharmacology, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), India (2009)
RAMJI Ramesh, PhD

Position

Postdoctoral Associate
B.Tech. Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India (2008)
SAGAYARAJ Antony, PhD

Position

Research Fellow

Education

Ph.D. Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2013)
M.S. Loyola College, Chennai, India
B.S. Microbiology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India
SHEN Kaiquan, PhD
Member from 2012-2013

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. National University of Singapore
B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, China
VIPIN Ashwati, BS

Position

Research Assistant

Curriculum Vitea

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Education

B.S. Biomedical Science, National University of Singapore (2012)


Administrative Staff

JOHN Priyanka

Position

General & Administrative Officer
LAI Bernadette

Position

Finance Officer
TAN Freddy

Position

Lab Officer